Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Advocacy Organizations Opportunities

Heifer International
Heifer's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.

Teaching/Mentoring Opportunities

Junior Achievement of Chicago
Volunteer to teach financial literacy to youth in schools throughout the Chicago area.

Project CARE Plus
Project CARE Plus stands for Citizens Active in Reading Education Plus. This program is an academic mentoring program that has been in place since 1996 and assists elementary grade students in their classroom learning process. More than 200 volunteers work in the schools each week, assisting small groups of students with reading, language fluency or math.

Triton College Access to Literacy Program
Access to Literacy is a non-profit program made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the office of secretary of state, using state funds designated for literacy. Since 1985, the Access to Literacy program has offered tutoring services to out-of-school adults, age 16 and over, who are reading, writing and computing below the ninth-grade level.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the U.S. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country, including yours.

Physical-Orientented Volunteering Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. They have built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

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1-800 Volunteer.org
1-800-Volunteer.org is a national database of volunteer opportunities powered by a volunteer management system for non-profits.

AmeriCorps is your chance to put your ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections and earning money to pay for college.

Peace Corps
More than 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

Teach for America
Teach for America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Teach for America's mission is to build the movement to eliminate education inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in this effort.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632

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    Campus Location

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632

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    Campus Location

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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    Campus Location

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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    Campus Location

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

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    Campus Location

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.



    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581

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    Campus Location

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658

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